How To Survive as a Villain - 51
“Imperial Brother!!!” Princess Yongning stepped forward a few steps and grabbed Xiao YuAn’s wrist, but the falling force was too great and she couldn’t hold on at all, resulting in her falling into the cold water alongside Xiao YuAn.
What the fuck!!!
Xiao YuAn could guess the beginning, but he couldn’t fucking guess the end!!!
The whole audience screamed in horror! And as soon as Xiao YuAn felt the freezing pool water drowning him, he heard two diving sounds.
Xiao YuAn covered his mouth to stop himself from coughing and choking, in a hurry he adjusted his breath. He wanted to save Princess Yongning before they fell into the water together. Princess Yongning was right in front of Xiao YuAn and she obviously couldn’t swim, she spitted out a big bubble while waving her hands and struggling to get out of the water.
Xiao YuAn managed to hold his breath, and as soon as he was going to swim towards Princess Yongning, he saw red silk shining right in front of him.
Someone grabbed Princess Yongning from behind and brought her to the surface.
As expected, he was too naive!!
How could there be less drama when the male lead and the female leads are involved!
How could that be possible!
It could clearly be seen that the two of them fell into the water together, but in the end, no one jumped back and grabbed him!
Look at this protagonist halo!
The hero Xiao YuAn wasn’t able to save the beauty. When he was preparing himself to get out of the water, he was suddenly caught off guard when someone grabbed him by the back and was brought into their arms.
Xiao YuAn was astonished and choked after opening his mouth and breathing some water. As soon as he came out of the water, he coughed for a long time, and his mind exploded in hurt. When he finally looked up, he found out that he was being held by Yan HeQing’s arms.
What the fuck!
Did you mistook me for Princess Yongning!
Xiao YuAn covered his mouth and looked around. He found that Princess Yongning was rescued from drowning in the Jade Platform, and she was being held by Xiao PingYang!
What kind of development was that!
Xiao YuAn wiped the water from his face and was pushed ashore by Yan HeQing, then he turned and pulled him up, looking at him with distressed eyes.
Your reaction was too slow! Your first wife was rescued by another person! And that person happens to be your second wife! Aren’t you scared that they will think that you don’t have a heart?
Either way, both the Emperor and the Princess fell into the water, which scared everyone to death. As soon as the two of them were rescued, they hurriedly took them to the Taiyi Hall, resulting in the birthday banquet to reach its end.
Xiao YuAn stared at the thick two-layer quilt covering his whole body, the charcoal basin beside the bed, the medicinal soup to prevent the cold, and the Imperial Physician that was rubbing his muscles and veins. He asked quietly: “Imperial Physician, I just fell into the cold water, I will not die, will I?”
The Imperial Physician kept his professional smile and added a quilt to Xiao YuAn’s body while he was talking about falling into the water.
Xiao YuAn: “……”
The Imperial Physician asked cautiously: “Your Majesty, how are you feeling?”
He felt suffocated.
Xiao YuAn asked him instead: “How is Princess Yongning?”
“Answering to His Majesty, Princess Yongning is perfectly fine, she just returned to Yongning Palace.”
Xiao YuAn nodded feeling at ease, and then lifted the quilt: “Then I will go back as well.”
“Your Majesty!” The Imperial Physician suddenly shouted, putting the quilt back on Xiao YuAn’s body again. “Your Majesty, you must not move, that’s absolutely impossible for you right now. You’re very weak and you should rest more, you need to take care of the Dragon body1.”
You are weak!! Your whole family is weak!!!
Xiao YuAn was completely wrapped in the quilt and only his head was exposed, he felt that he couldn’t breathe at all. He thought that the Imperial Physician was actually an assassin that was trying to use the quilt to slowly suffocate him: “Well then, I’ll rest. You can go out and call Yan HeQing to come here, I have something to speak with him.”
The Imperial Physician obeyed his orders and retired. After a while, the door was pushed open, and Yan HeQing walked in. He stood beside the bed and Xiao YuAn shivered, stretching a hand from under the three-layer thick quilt, he said: “Help me, I will be crushed to death!”
Yan HeQing analyzed the situation for a while, and decided to hold Xiao YuAn’s hand putting it inside the quilt once again.
Xiao YuAn: “……”
Yan HeQing said: “You must have a good rest.”
After he said that to him, Xiao YuAn lifted the quilt, turned over and sat up: “I don’t want to rest, it’s just getting dark outside. No one goes to bed so early, I don’t care about my health.”
Seeing that Yan HeQing was frowning at him, Xiao YuAn took his hand and put it at the side of his neck: “I really am alright. If you don’t believe me, you can touch and see for yourself, my meridians are stable, and full of youthful energy2.”
Yan HeQing raised his eyebrows lightly, he pressed his thumb against the side of Xiao YuAn’s neck, felt the pulse for a while. Then he softly touched Xiao YuAn’s side face, circled around his eyes with his fingertips, and finally covered his forehead with the palm of his hand. After that, he nodded affirmatively: “Yes, it seems that you’re really fine.”
“It also seems that I don’t actually have anything to do.” Xiao YuAn tidied up his clothes, climbed out of the bed and walked towards the windows, looking like he was really eager to try and leave from there. “Let’s go out to play.”
“Outside, to the Imperial City, at the market streets.”
-  龙体 lóng tǐ; Imperial/The Emperor’s body/health.
-  朝气蓬勃 zhāo qì péng bó; It’s a Chinese idiom, is used to describe the appearance of being full of life and vitality. From《中国共产党第十二次全国代表大会开幕词》 (zhōng guó gòng chǎn dǎng dì shí èr cì quán guó dài biǎo dà huì kāi mù cí), “Opening speech of the 12th National Congress of the Communist Party of China”, written by (邓小平 dèng ziǎo píng) Deng Xiaoping [1904-1997], Chinese communist leader and creator of “Socialism With Chinese Characteristics”.